Kingston appoints new medical officer of health after Dr. Kieran Moore leaves

OTTAWA – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL & A) has appointed its new medical officer of health for the region, following the departure of Dr. Kieran Moore.

Moore became Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health earlier this year.

KFL & A Public Health said in a statement on Wednesday that Dr Piotr Oglaza will become the region’s new medical officer of health from October 18.

“We are confident that Dr. Oglaza will serve our community with the care, passion and scientific expertise that our residents expect from their Medical Officer of Health,” said Denis Doyle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KFL & A.

In the meantime, Dr Hugh Guan will continue to serve as the Interim Medical Officer of Health for KFL & A and Linda Murray will be the Interim CEO until Oglaza begins her new role in October.

“Throughout the selection process, it became evident that Dr Oglaza not only has the professional skills and experience required in this challenging role, but also a strong vision focused on improving the quality of the health of patients. residents of our area, ”Murray said. “We look forward to his leadership in this dynamic period of public health, both locally and provincially. “

Oglaza has been the Medical Officer of Health for the nearby Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit (HPEPH) for three years. The health unit says Dr Ethan Toumishey will take on the role of acting medical officer of health for Hastings Prince Edward during the transition.

“Dr. Oglaza’s leadership has been essential throughout HPEPH’s response to the emergence of COVID-19. Her steadfast, compassionate and decisive leadership has since ensured that our region was and continues to be one of the safest places throughout the pandemic, “said Hastings Prince Edward Board of Health Chairperson, Jo-Anne Albert, in a press release Wednesday.